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#Microsoft

# microsoft - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Microsoft to buy Nokia phones division and patents for €5.4 billion

Nokia shares surged as it was announced Microsoft will acquire their smartphone division, as well as important patents.

# microsoft - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Microsoft, mortgages and a one-man party: The week in numbers

Plus: how much was spent on alcohol in Ireland last year?

# microsoft - Friday 23 August, 2013

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Microsoft shares surge as CEO announces he is quitting

Steve Ballmer says he is stepping down to allow a more “long-term” successor steer the company into the world of tablets and smartphones. Investors reacted as enthusiastically as Ballmer at a tech conference.

# microsoft - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge Here are all the games you'll be able to play on XBOX One Let The Games Begin

Here are all the games you'll be able to play on XBOX One

All pre-orders will come free with a copy of Fifa 14.

# microsoft - Sunday 30 June, 2013

How some tech companies use numbers to make eye-popping claims

We’re not saying there isn’t some basic truth in them but…

# microsoft - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Kilkenny school wins award for using tech in teaching

Principal Brian Boyle believes they are the smallest school to have achieved the ‘Microsoft Innovation School’ title.

# microsoft - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Gamers already prefer the PlayStation 4 to Xbox One PS4

Gamers already prefer the PlayStation 4 to Xbox One

Here’s how Sony did it.

# microsoft - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge The 7 most annoying things about mobile phone users Turn It Off

The 7 most annoying things about mobile phone users

When they said to make sure your phone was off, they meant YOU too!

# microsoft - Thursday 23 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge Xbox's new console... why does everyone hate it already? XBOX ONE

Xbox's new console... why does everyone hate it already?

Let’s play Devil’s advocate for a while, shall we?

# microsoft - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Here are some things Microsoft needs to fix in Windows 8 Fix 'em Up This post contains images

Here are some things Microsoft needs to fix in Windows 8

The tech giant is updating its much-criticised Windows 8 software next month, here’s a few things we’re hoping to see.

# microsoft - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Microsoft to update Windows 8 in bid to address complaints and confusion

The changes, part of a software package given the codename “Blue”, won’t be released to consumers and businesses until later this year

# microsoft - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Waterford programmer Jordan Casey, 13, to address Californian conference

Casey is set to address over 4,000 delegates on the topic “Things I learned the hard way as a young CEO”.

# microsoft - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Tech firms should be trying to please women - Microsoft researcher

Men design for other men, he argues – like the vibrate setting on a phone.

# microsoft - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Google submits list of remedies in bid to clear EU antitrust case

The EU Commission is probing whether Google unfairly favors its own services in its internet search results.

# microsoft - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

EU finance chiefs to get tablet PCs for 'paperless' Dublin summit

EU finance ministers will hand back the tablets after the two-day summit concludes at Dublin Castle this weekend.

# microsoft - Monday 1 April, 2013

Here's how much the world's most iconic logos cost companies to design them You Paid How Much? This post contains images

Here's how much the world's most iconic logos cost companies to design them

Some of the biggest companies in the world spend hundreds of millions of dollars on their logo – while others spent nothing.

# microsoft - Sunday 31 March, 2013

"These are the countries where I'm the least known" - Bill Gates visits Ghana

The foundation set up by Bill Gates has been on a high-profile campaign to improve health in poor countries.

# microsoft - Thursday 7 March, 2013

EU criticised over enforcement of Microsoft's promise of web browser choice

The EU has been criticised for failing to enforce a commitment made by Microsoft to offer users a choice of internet browser for which the US tech giant was fined €561 million yesterday.

# microsoft - Sunday 3 March, 2013

From The42 As it happened: Allianz Football League action Updates

As it happened: Allianz Football League action

The All-Ireland champions travelled to Omagh while Kildare hosted Kerry on a busy afternoon around the country.

# microsoft - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Goodbye Hotmail, hello Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft thinks Outlook is better than Gmail, so it’s about to spend $30 million to send its message across the US.

# microsoft - Saturday 26 January, 2013

iDethroned: Apple is no longer the most valuable company in the world

Exxon Mobil regained top spot after the tech giant’s share value fell dramatically this past week.

# microsoft - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Tánaiste to meet Bill Gates in Dublin today

They’ll discuss EU budget and size of Emergency Aid Reserve and European Development Fund.

# microsoft - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Microsoft in negotiations to buy struggling Dell - reports

Microsoft is considering investing billions in joining a takeover bid for Dell.

# microsoft - Sunday 6 January, 2013

7 TV shows that were saved by their fans Fans This post contains videos

7 TV shows that were saved by their fans

Have you ever started a petition or sent random objects to TV networks to save your favourite show?

# microsoft - Thursday 27 December, 2012

9 famous logo changes in 2012 that you may not have noticed Logo Changes This post contains images

9 famous logo changes in 2012 that you may not have noticed

Some subtle, some not so subtle.

# microsoft - Sunday 2 December, 2012

20 quotes that reveal how Bill Gates became world’s richest man

In short: good grades, being a ‘businessman’ are less important than being ‘smart’, feeling the fear and listening to unhappy customers.

# microsoft - Monday 26 November, 2012

Minister Bruton opens Cloud Computing Centre in DCU

The €6 million funded centre hopes to make Ireland a world leader in this fast-growing sector.

# microsoft - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Microsoft getting sued over most distinctive new Windows 8 feature

A company called SurfCast claims that Live Tiles “violates” one of its patents.

# microsoft - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Microsoft chief says Windows 8 is off to a "stunning" start

Steve Ballmer said there have been four million upgrades to Windows 8 in the past three days.

# microsoft - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Microsoft launches new tablet in bid to take on Apple's iPad

Ireland just getting the new Windows 8 operating system for now, as Microsoft praises the company’s Sandyford, Dublin team for its work on device.

# microsoft - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Europe's largest technology conference to begin in RDS today

Over 3,000 people are expected at the RDS for the Dublin Web Summit, thought to be worth €12m to the local economy.

# microsoft - Friday 5 October, 2012

Oireachtas says TDs still set for tablet computers despite hitch

The Oireachtas cancelled a tender looking for 300 tablet computers – saying a better deal can be reached through other means.

# microsoft - Sunday 23 September, 2012

Time Machine: Here's how 26 popular websites used to look Flux Capacitor This post contains images

Time Machine: Here's how 26 popular websites used to look

Have you ever seen the very first version of RTE.ie? Or wondered what the name ‘Daft’ came from?

# microsoft - Saturday 22 September, 2012

EA Games, Microsoft recruiting at Career Zoo

The Convention Centre event is set to attract more than 10,000 jobseekers today.

# microsoft - Friday 21 September, 2012

US Senate condemns Microsoft for 'dubious' Irish tax operations Tax

US Senate condemns Microsoft for 'dubious' Irish tax operations

A Senate committee memo criticises the software giant for manipulating international tax laws, including through Ireland.

# microsoft - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Shares in Nokia plunge as it apologises for fake ad

Finnish company apologises for fake ad in which conventional camera and not its new smartphone was used to film footage.

# microsoft - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Apple takes Microsoft's record as most valuable company ever*

The technology giant is now worth $623 billion – more than Microsoft was worth in 1999. Ish.

# microsoft - Sunday 19 August, 2012

GALLERY: 20 company logos from before they were famous

Some of the brands we think are slick now? Well, they used to be… a lot less slick.

# microsoft - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Microsoft's Windows 8 on its way

Customers with PCs and tablets that run Microsoft’s operating system are one step closer to upgrading.